SCS News & Press Releases

By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 25, 2017
The incidence of influenza-like symptoms has been on the rise, but computer scientists and statisticians at Carnegie Mellon University say their models suggest flu activity may be reaching its peak for the 2016-17 season.
By 
Aisha Rashid
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Wednesday January 25, 2017
The Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association annually recognizes alumni, students and faculty for their service to the university and their achievements in the arts, humanities, business and other fields. Since the first Alumni Awards were presented in 1950, more than 880 individuals have been honored through the program. 
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 25, 2017
Babies learn about their world by pushing and poking objects, putting them in their mouths and throwing them. Carnegie Mellon University scientists are taking a similar approach to teach robots how to recognize and grasp objects around them.
By 
Byron Spice (Carnegie Mellon) and Garrett Allen (Rivers Casino)
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Friday January 20, 2017
As the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante" poker competition nears its halfway point, Carnegie Mellon University's AI program, Libratus, is opening a lead over its human opponents — four of the world's best professional poker players.One of the pros, Jimmy Chou, said he and his colleagues initially underestimated Libratus, but have come to regard it as one tough player."The bot gets better and better every day," Chou said. "It's like a tougher version of us."
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 18, 2017
Former SCS faculty member Hans Berliner, a world champion correspondence chess player who built the first game-playing computer ever to defeat a human champion at any game, died Jan. 13 in Riviera Beach, Fla. He was 87.
By 
Ken Walters
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Friday January 13, 2017
An independent institute founded by Carnegie Mellon University will receive more than $250 million to launch an advanced robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 11, 2017
Game play began on schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 11, for "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante," a competition at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh that pits a Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence called Libratus against four of the world's best professional poker players.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 04, 2017
Happy New Year: Forbes magazine has released its 30 Under 30 listings for 2017 and SCS alumni Matt Humphrey and Xi Chen are among those so honored. Humphrey, who earned a bachelor's degree in computer science as well as an MBA at CMU, is a serial entrepreneur who founded LendingHome, which provides funds to unconventional borrowers; he was named to the 30 Under 30 Finance list.
By 
Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 04, 2017
Four of the world’s best professional poker players will compete against artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University in an epic rematch to determine whether a computer can beat humans playing one of the world’s toughest poker games. 
By 
Aisha Rashid and Susie Cribbs
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Thursday December 15, 2016
When Facebook launched its Live video service last year, the social media giant's 1.5 billion global users began living their lives as if they had TV cameras in their back pockets. A team of Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni recently harnessed the power of the Live system to take first place in the 2016 Facebook Global Hackathon.

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